The Strategist

US lifts the veil of sanctions over Venezuela

01/22/2020 - 08:45

The United States has allowed several international organizations to carry out transactions with the Central Bank of Venezuela and government officials subject to sanctions. This follows from the general license published on the website of the American Ministry of Finance.

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The list of organizations that were allowed to carry out transactions includes the World Bank and its divisions, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the UN and its units, International Monetary Fund, World Health Organization.

Recall that in January 2019, an attempted coup d'etat took place in Venezuela. Oppositionist Juan Guaidó has proclaimed himself interim president of Venezuela. He was supported by the United States, Canada, many countries in Latin America, including Brazil and Argentina, and most countries of the European Union. The current president is considered legitimate by Russia, China, Cuba and Mexico.

Washington imposed sanctions against Caracas and has repeatedly tightened them. The restrictions affected the oil and gas state-owned company PDVSA and the Venezuelan Central Bank.